Knit and Crochet Kitchen Essentials

Having spent a lot of extra time at home over the last several months due to Covid-19, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I’ve been cooking dinners at home (not that that’s unusual for us), but I’ve also been experimenting with baking. My little helpers and I have made chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and french bread a few times, and more recently we’ve tried blueberry scones and Irish soda bread. So when I started thinking of what would make a good roundup, I immediately thought of all the ways yarn can be used in the kitchen. We still use the pair of potholders I crocheted in college. (Though I could do with a new set–I have my eye on some of these patterns!) Whether you prefer knit or crochet, there are options here for you!



Crochet Country Dishcloth © Stitching Together

Oversized Farm House Washcloth by Mama in a Stitch

Farmhouse Crochet Dishcloth by The Ivory Farmhouse

Rustic Farmhouse Dishcloth by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

Crochet Country Dishcloth by Stitching Together (Look below for a matching dishtowel and hot pad.)


Dishie Towel © Woods and Wool

Home Sweet Home Dishtowel by Lady Jay Crochet

Crochet Country Dish Towel by Stitching Together

Farmhouse Striped Kitchen Towel by A Crocheted Simplicity

My Favorite Tea Towel by Sincerely Pam

Dishie Towel by Woods and Wool

Kitchen Towel by Handmade by Raine

Hand Towel by Crochet Life

Dish Scrubbies

Crochet Scrubbie © Crochet Dreamz

Crochet Scrubbie by Crochet Dreamz

Crochet Scrubby Set by BHooked Crochet

Crochet Pot Scrubbers from Produce Bags by Make and Do Crew

Crochet Kitchen Scrubby by Cute as a Button Crochet

Kitchen Scrubbies by And She Laughs

Potholders/Hot Pads

Crochet Country Hot Pad © Stitching Together

Double Thick Crochet Potholders by Sewrella

Tunisian Crochet Tresca Potholder by Raffamusa Designs

Crochet Farmhouse Potholder by Who’s Homemade

Crochet Country Hot Pad by Stitching Together

Trivet Hot Pad by Andrea Leek

Easy Magic Crocheted Hot Pads by The Mamas Girls

Miscellaneous Kitchen Items

Herbal Tea Towel Ring by The Roving Nomad

Hanging Kitchen Towel by Naztazia (This pattern crochets a hanging loop onto a store-bought towel.)

Casserole Carrier by Yarn Society

Bowl Cozy by Winding Road Crochet



Farmhouse Dishcloth © Making It in the Mountains

Sunshine Dishcloth by Mama in a Stitch

Farmhouse Dishcloth by Making It in the Mountains

Knitted Dishcloth by Just Be Crafty


Farmhouse Dishtowels © Purl Soho

Farmhouse Dishtowels by Purl Soho

Farmhouse Dishtowels by Leelee Knits

(I’ve been trying to share only free patterns, but these two paid patterns deserve a mention: Kitchen Dish Towel by SoSimpleKnit Studio and Wheatfield Tea Towel by Darling Jadore.)

Dish Scrubbies

Knitted Scrubbies by Sewing the Seasons

Knit Scrubbies by The Make Your Own Zone

Have you been spending extra time in the kitchen? What’s your favorite thing to bake?

Have you ever knit or crocheted anything for the kitchen before? What is your favorite handmade item to use in the kitchen?

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